Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Jon Rafman, 17 Skweyiya Street, East London, South Africa, 2010 Courtesy of the artist and Angell Gallery
Jon Rafman, 17 Skweyiya Street, East London, South Africa
2012 Event

Artist Talk: Jon Rafman

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art: Main Space
952 Queen St W

Jon Rafman examines new forms of virtually represented public spaces, specifically from Google Street View, by mining this publicly available archive for images that speak to modern social life.

Rafman is an artist, filmmaker, and essayist whose work explores the impact of technology on consciousness. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Literature from McGill University and a M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His films and new media work have gained international attention and have been exhibited at Fotofest in Houston, FutureEverything in Manchester, Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, and the New Museum in New York City. Rafman's Nine Eyes of Google Street View has been featured in Modern Painter, Frieze, Der Spiegel, Wired, NPR, Libération, New York Times, and Harper's Magazine. 

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